Stories for Oct. 22, 2002

AOL TV?: AOL’s taking its cues from TV: “AOL’s facelift is being engineered by a new leadership team that came out of television and radio.… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 21, 2002

For Big Game Maker, Online Play Is a Big Gamble: A profile of Electronic Arts, the biggest video-game maker in the business–potentially wea… Read more »

The Most Confusing (or Confused?) Study of the Year Award: “The Online Publishers Association (OPA) announced today the results of an audien… Read more »

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Media Unspun Launches Paid Weblog: Media Unspun, the new avatar of Industry Standard-owned Media Grok, has launched a new subscribers-only w… Read more »

Merrill Brown’s Speech at Online News Association Conference: Merrill Brown speaks on the state of online news, the industry’s coverage of t… Read more »

Readers Probably Won’t Pay: And yes, the sun goes round the moon…
“[T]he papers he studied found just a 1.4 to 1.8 percent return on inves… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 19, 2002

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Will “Free News” Become Extinct?: A story about European newspapers/online publishers charging for content. Usual suspects such as an… Read more »

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What’s the Pyrrhic Price of Paid Content?: That’s the somewhat caustic title of the discussion going on the Online-News List for the last co… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 18, 2002

CNET’s Q3 Results: CNET Networks had a third-quarter loss narrower than that of the same period last year. CNET’s loss was $307.2 million or… Read more », the Internet edition of South China Morning Post, and, Financial Times’ online operation, have signed an agreement to cross… Read more »

How to Sell E-mail Newsletter Subscriptions: An excellent wrap-up on how to sell subscriptions for e-mail newsletters (part of the “Email Ne… Read more »

Online Movie Service Intertainer to Shut Site: Intertainer, an online video-on-demand site, will shut down and lay off most of its remaining… Read more »

Poynter examines the economics of electronic/PDF editions of newspapers and magazines. “They might be most useful for small papers with a co… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 17, 2002’s Subs. Revenues for Q3:’s third-quarter losses narrowed as the company conserved its cash and cut costs, but re… Read more »

Salon Raises $200,000: Salon Media Group has raised $200,000 in a loan from Adobe Systems founder and company director Dr. John Warnock. The… Read more »

Services: A risky bet on MSN: MSN’s plans for charging for premium web services from its users. “By offering these new Web services almost e… Read more » To Break Even in Q4; Plans Asian Edition(via will break even by the end of the year and an Asian edition for… Read more »

New ISP on the Block: iVillage: As per earlier plans, iVillage is launching a new dial-up Internet access service called iVillageAccess. “Th… Read more »

RealNetworks goes mobile with NEC: RealNetworks has shipped a mobile version of its multimedia playback software in NEC’s MobilePro P300 han… Read more »

Stories for Sep. 11, 2002

Standard & Poor’s Enhances its Subscription Offerings: Standard & Poor’s has choosen eMeta’s technology as the software platform to offer it… Read more »

Lessons in Paid Content, From Part one of the lessons has learned from its subscription offerings of archives and c… Read more »

Number of Visits On Your Site Can Tell a Lot: Vin Crosbie writes about an important metric to gauge whether converting your website from fre… Read more »

Stories for Sep. 10, 2002

BMG Launches Music Video Over Wireless: BMG has become the first record label in the world to launch a music video over streaming mobile med… Read more »

Spanish Music Site Gains 25,000 Subscribers: Spanish music file-sharing site, online since 1998, has registered over 25,000 su… Read more »

Stories for Sep. 9, 2002

AudioGalaxy Relaunches, This Time as a Legal Subscription Service: Onetime file-swapping powerhouse Audiogalaxy, hobbled by a legal settleme… Read more »

Akron Beacon Journal Launches Digital Edition: The Akron Beacon Journal has launched a digital edition of its newspaper, using Adobe Acrobat… Read more »

Operator of KaZaa Receives Funding: Brilliant Digital Entertainment (AMEX: BDE), the operator of Altnet, the controversial file-trading netw… Read more »

Does Information Still Want to be Free Online? (via TEoF): A opinion article on how the fee version of the Internet is taking over the free… Read more » To Turn Premium Sites Free on 9/11: The will turn its premium sites RealMoney and RealMoney Pro free for Sep. 11. T… Read more »

Stories for Sep. 7, 2002

Pricing and the Art of Consumption: Harvard Business Review has a great article about the triumverate of pricing, payment frequency and cons… Read more »

Stories for Sep. 6, 2002

Dennis Interactive Charges for Game Site: Dennis Publishing’s new-media arm, Dennis Interactive (in U.K.), is to charge for content for the… Read more »

Fantasy Football Players Cry Foul on Fee:, the last of the major free fantasy football sites, has instituted an 11th-hour plan t… Read more »

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